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Selling in Autumn?

By Tamara Lloyd

One of the most commonly asked questions an agent gets asked is “When is the best time to sell”?

The standard answer to that is “whenever you are ready”! Often people think that Spring is the best time to sell a property as gardens are nice and the weather is warming up – however we don’t think that it honestly really matters!

There are always people looking to buy property and in fact at the moment there is an undersupply of property in the area. We are getting this feedback from all parties – agents and buyers. It’s the old “supply and demand” scenario. Currently agents are getting multiple offers on properties.

So, don’t wait for Spring to sell if you are ready now… because no doubt in Spring there will be a lot more properties for sale and you’ll be competing against more houses than you would at the moment.

There are a couple of tips that are particularly important if you are selling heading into cooler months:

  1. Make sure the house is warm for open homes and private inspections – a warm home offers a very good first impression
  2. If you have a working fireplace, this is great if you can have this on at least for open homes
  3. Ensure lights and lamps are on for inspections – again this will make the home feel and look warmer
  4. Have a few planter pots with colourful flowers in at the front door and back door – and anywhere else appropriate. Just creates some vibrancy in a garden that may not have much colour in it.
  5. Prune the garden and put some fresh mulch down – please don’t use the bright red/orange mulch it does not come up well in photos!
  6. If you do have a stunning garden in Spring then you could always have a few photos of your garden for potential buyers to see if you think this is a big selling point for your property.

If you would like a free no obligation appraisal done on your property or would like some advice, please contact me or any of the team from Ray White Croydon on 9725 7444.

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